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Registration Of Beer Kegs Sought In Chapel Hill

Posted February 21, 2005 6:38 a.m. EST

— Keg parties are a source of debate in Chapel Hill.

Councilman Jim Ward wants state lawmakers to push for a keg registration law.

It would require someone buying a keg to fill out forms with their name, address and driver's license number.

That information could be displayed on the barrel.

Supporters say it will help keep beer away from underage drinkers because kegs at large parties would then be traced to who purchased them originally, resulting in prosecution of those letting minors drink at parties.

Opponents say it infringes on privacy and won't solve the problem.